Senator Ashiru Replaces Umahi As Deputy Senate Leader

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, announced during plenary on Wednesday that Senator Lola Ashiru is now the new Deputy Leader of the Senate. Ashiru, who represents Kwara North at the red chamber, replaces Senator Dave Umahi, who has been appointed as the Minister of Works by President Bola Tinubu. Senator Ashiru was previously the Deputy […]

Tinubu Begins N1.125tr Conditional Cash Transfers To 15m Households

President Bola Tinubu has officially unveiled his government’s Renewed Hope Conditional Cash Transfer Programme designed to cushion effects of fuel subsidy removal and other economic shocks for vulnerable groups in Nigeria. During the flag off, which coincided with International Day for Eradication of Poverty, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, Tinubu said the scheme will […]

Subsidy Removal: Kogi Govt Begins Distribution Of Palliatives

The Kogi Government on Tuesday began the distribution of palliatives to residents aimed at cushioning the effect of the recent petrol subsidy removal by the Federal Government. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports in Lokoja that Gov. Yahaya Bello personally inaugurated the distribution of rice and cash at the Lugard House, Lokoja. Bello explained […]

FULL LIST: Teams That Have Qualified for Euro 2024

At least nine countries have booked their spots at Euro 2024. Germany automatically qualified as hosts of the tournament. They have been joined by Austria, Turkey, Belgium, Scotland, as well as France, Spain and Portugal. England also qualified after defeating Italy 3-1 on Tuesday night. The competition kicks off next June and matches will take […]

I’ve repaid Tinubu his £500 – Dele Momodu tells APC

A former presidential aspirant, Dele Momodu has said he paid back in thousand folds, the £500 given to him by Bola Tinubu during his exile days. Momodu was reacting to the various versions of his interview, where he had allegedly vowed to always support Tinubu. “The APC goons will never get tired of circulating their […]

Ondo Assembly Suspends Aiyedatiwa’s Impeachment

The Ondo State House of Assembly on Tuesday announced the suspension of the impeachment process against the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa. The lawmakers resolved to halt the impeachment process after a closed-door meeting with Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja. The News Agency of […]

Tinubu Appoints New PTDF Executive Secretary/CEO

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Ahmed Aminu as the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF).  He is to serve for a term of four years in the first instance, presidential aide Ajuri Ngelale said in a Tuesday statement. “The new Executive Secretary / CEO of the Petroleum Technology […]

Donald Trump Ally Jim Jordan Loses Vote For US House Speaker

In the initial round of voting on Tuesday, conservative lawmaker Jim Jordan’s bid for Speaker of the House of Representatives was rejected by US lawmakers, further solidifying the ongoing political deadlock that has gripped Washington for the past two weeks. Since the ousting of Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy by his own party on October 3, […]

Why Akeredolu Is Governing Ondo From Ibadan

Doyin Odebowale, the Special Adviser on Special Duty and Strategy to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, says his principal is not working from the capital Akure due to accommodation challenges.  Akeredolu has been absent from the state since his return from a medical vacation abroad. While the Ondo leader is working from Ibadan, Oyo State, the move […]

LP Asks Members To Reject N130m Vehicles For Lawmakers

The Labour Party (LP) National Chairman, Julius Abure, has urged its members in the House of Representatives to kick against the purported N130 million worth car gift to them by the  National Assembly. The lawmakers recently come under fire for collecting brand new Sports Utility Vehicles valued at N130 million each. The House had on Sunday admitted […]

Senate Urges FG To Declare “State Of Emergency” On Drug Abuse

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to declare a State of Emergency on illicite drugs and drug abuse in the country. This followed adoption of a motion on “Urgent need to address the menace of drug abuse in Nigeria” at plenary on Tuesday by Sen. Babangida Hussain (APC -Jigawa).Presenting the motion, Babangida said that […]

What You Should Know About the New ICPC Chairman

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu as the new Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). Dr. Aliyu’s appointment was announced by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Tuesday. According to Ngelale, the appointment is “in furtherance of […]

Remi Tinubu Charges Women To Break Barriers

The Wife of Nigeria’s President, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, has advised women to be ready to break barriers, so as to unleash their full potential. Tinubu gave the advice on Tuesday in Victoria Island, while declaring open the 23rd National Women’s Conference, organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), with the theme, […]

VIDEO: Greta Thunberg Arrested In UK

Greta Thunberg has been detained by UK police at a climate protest outside a London hotel hosting a major oil and gas industry conference. Thunberg was among dozens of protesters who chanted “oily money out” and sought to block access on Tuesday to the Energy Intelligence Forum by sitting on the pavement by the entrance. […]

 Senate Boils As Ndume Storms Out Of Chamber

Trouble is likely brewing in the Senate after it hurriedly went into executive session during plenary on Tuesday. Barely ten minutes after commencement of plenary , the Chief Whip , Senator Ali Ndume ( APC Borno South ), raised point of order on alleged errors committed and not corrected by the President of the Senate […]

Tinubu Writes Senate To Confirm Olukoyede As EFCC Chairman

President Bola Tinubu has written the senate, seeking confirmation of the appointment of Ola Olukoyede as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the appointment of Muhammad Hammajoda as secretary of the commission. The letter of the president was read by Barau Jibrin, Deputy senate president during plenary on Tuesday. In another […]

Elumelu Rakes In $12 Million In 31 Days

Tony Elumelu, Nigerian business magnate and chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), has witnessed a remarkable surge in his stake over the past month, driven by the sustained upswing in UBA’s shares, solidifying his position as one of Africa’s most influential business figures. According to data tracked by Billionaires.Africa, Elumelu’s stake in UBA has […]

EFCC Arrests Musician For Duping Briton £9,300, American $2,000

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested a musician named Aniji Shedrack Chidubem, popularly known as Sanij-D, for allegedly defrauding a Briton, Susan Mclean, the sum of £9,300.00. Sanij-D, who was arrested in the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, was also alleged to have defrauded an American, Diana […]

Key Highlights Of FEC Meeting

At Monday’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council, the industrialisation agenda of the President Tinubu’s administration came into focus. The federal government is poised to achieve full industrialisation of the economy in line with the eight-point agenda of President Tinubu. With this new commitment to the real sector, the economy is expected to see a […]

Akpabio Not Behind Your Sack, Aide Replies Senator Abbo

Eseme Eyiboh, the spokesperson for Senate President Godswill Akpabio says his principal has no hand in the removal of Senator Elisha Abbo who represented Adamawa North in the National Assembly. “The outcome of any court proceeding is a function of the evaluation of facts and evidence within the province of the rule of law,” Eyiboh […]